Delhiites got a jolt at 7:00:50 PM when a medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 4.7 struck near the capital on July 3. The epicentre of the first earthquake was 60 km southwest of Gurgaon in Haryana, according to India’s National Center for Seismology.
The earthquake struck at a depth of 35 km from the surface. Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and surrounding areas for several seconds.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Mild earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi some time ago. Hope you are all safe, take care of yourself.”
— NDTV (@ndtv) July 3, 2020
Delhi, which lies close to a faultline, is susceptible big earthquakes, geologists say.
2020 मे कुछ बड़ा आना वाला है क्या – – Many felt reports received from eyewitnesses in #Delhi area #India in the last few mn. No magnitude yet, likely an earthquake M<4 4.5 closeby More info soon pic.twitter.com/SDjmjONZuP
— a nominated person (@9864ae2319514ab) July 3, 2020